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live olympic dream: Fancy running 100m on the London 2012 athletics track? That's the prize on offer for participants at 100m races at one venue in each of the four provinces, with Santry hosts for Leinster on April 21.

Everyone who signs up has a chance of winning the draw for one of the four places. Included in the overnight trip to London on Thursday, May 3 are flights, an Olympic stadium tour and training with coach Tony Minichiello as well as the 100m sprint at the Olympic stadium. One condition: you must be over 16! See Athletics Ireland website.

Cragg on the double: Alistair Cragg of Clonliffe Harriers set a new Irish and European road 5km best of 13 minutes 26 seconds at the Carlsbad 5,000, where he finished sixth behind Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel.

Next up for Cragg is Saturday's Stanford Invitational in California, where he attempts a 1,500m and 5,000m double. Also at Stanford is Fionnuala Britton of Kilcoole who will target the Olympic 'A' Standard of 15:20 for 5,000m.

declan powers home: Clonliffe veteran Declan Power (pictured) led home almost 300 finishers at the inaugural NBCI 10km over a two-lap course in Dublin's Phoenix Park.

Power's time of 32:56 put him comfortably clear of Eoin Brennan from Tallaght AC. First woman was Mayo's Paula Prendergast in 42:32, while achieving her target of breaking her winning Women's Mini Marathon time of 53:18 was visually impaired athlete Hilary Casey. Paced by her sister Caroline, Hilary ran an excellent 50:22.

LOCAL WIN FOR Heery: Gerard Heery of the local St Brigid's club not only organised the annual Mullaghemmen Hill race, he managed to win it ahead of a record entry of more than a hundred. Heery's time of 17:41 gave him a comfortable victory over Star of the Sea junior Rob Tully. Karen O'Hanlon of Dunboyne was first woman.

O'NEILL BEST IN PARK: Kate O'Neill won the women's two-mile race at the Dublin City Council BHAA Road races at St Anne's Park, Raheny. O'Neill's time of 10:38 put her just ahead of local athlete Lorraine Manning. Winning the men's four-mile race in 19:45 was Eoin Flynn, back in Ireland after a long break.

3Memories of the legendary Harp BHAA race in Dundalk were revived when close to 500 turned out for the Patsy Kelly 4-Mile on the Ecco Road route. Mark Hoey was the winner, with Julie McGrath first woman.


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